Arderie (Artie) L. Ogden, age 91, of Crossett, Arkansas, passed away April 4, 2022 and was born on January 18, 1931. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He is survived by his daughter, Judy Ogden Dodd (Daniel “D.C.”); two granddaughters, Donica Dodd Barger (Curt) of Benton, AR and LaTisha Davis of Crossett, AR; four great granddaughters, Addison, Jilliann, Charli Ann and Macy; one great grandson, Jon Curtis; one sister, Molly Ogden Stanley (Eddie) of Crossett, AR; one brother, Ronald “Pee-Wee” Ogden (Mildred) of Macon, GA and a host of nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Jessie Ogden and Ida Drue Cooley Ogden; his wife of 53 years, Annie Faye Morris Ogden; one son, Bobby Ogden; one great grandson, William John Dodd Ross; two brothers, AJ Ogden, Russell Ogden; two sisters, Reba Ogden Burnett and Betty Jane Yates.
Arderie was a member of the Eastern Star in Texas and Arkansas for 57 years. In 2013 Arderie was elected Grand Sentinel of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Arkansas and advanced up the line and in 2015 was elected Worthy Grand Patron where he served with Sister Janice Green Worthy Grand Matron; Grand Chapter Session “Reflection of God’s Love” that year. Arderie loved traveling across Arkansas, meeting people, eating, making friends, and going to other grand jurisdictions to see old friends and to make new ones.
Before moving to Texas, Arderie worked as an electrician for the Crossett Paper Company also known as Georgia Pacific Paper Company, moving to Texas, he continued to work as a construction electrician.
Arderie took up raising cattle for a time, they were his passion. He would make a trip to the field at least twice a day to check on them. He especially loved finding new calves. He would always say, “I found a Hundred Dollar Bill laying in the field today”. He loved to fish when he could get someone to go with him. He and “Little Brother”, Travis Brantley, would leave out way before daylight and not come in until dark thirty. Most of the time, they would have a cooler full of fish that had to be cleaned. At one point in his life, he took up flying. He owned three different planes during this adventure. When I asked him why, he told me, “Well, it takes six hours to drive back home, now it only takes three hours.” I said, “But you still need a way to go after you get here.” He said, “That’s what I have you for.”
A Celebration of Life Service is at 1:00PM on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Jones Funeral Home of Crossett with Bro. Keith Boseman and Rev. Robert Davis officiating. Masonic Graveside Service follows in Pinewood Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Bobby Cooper, Jimmy Hodges, Jerry Harwell, Henry Matthews, John Grady Richard, Bryce Erwin, Doug Neal and Pat Allison. Honorary pallbearers are All Past Grand Patrons, Grand Chapter of Arkansas, Johnny Green, Curt Barger and Jon Curtis Barger.
Visitation is from 6:00PM until 8:00PM on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Jones Funeral Home Chapel.
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